MANAGING ALLERGIC RHINITIS IN CHILDREN THROUGH AYURVEDIC HERBAL MEDICINESAbstract
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) represents a common and serious health problem in pediatric age group in term of outpatient visit. The chronic nature of disease and its association with other comorbid conditions like asthma, eczema etc. has shown significant negative impact on quality of life, school performance and cognitive functioning in children which has influenced many parents to seek alternative therapies. Moreover there is a growing concern of long term use of dose related side effects of corticosteroids, antihistaminic etc. Considering etiopatho genesis of AR, Ayurvedic herbal drugs possessing properties of antihistaminic, mast cell stabilizer and immunomodulators, alone or in combination can show positive effects in relieving the symptoms of AR. Thus in this review paper, an attempt has been made in this direction to prepare a comprehensive list of herbal drugs with above aforementioned properties that can help in the management of AR in pediatric age group with better clinical efficacy and safety profile.
K. Choudhary*, T. Borah, B. K. Bharali and M. Guleria
Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Gastrointestinal disorders, Guwahati, Assam, India.
13 April, 2017
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01 December, 2017